A different way of storing your firearms
If you have guns in your home then your utmost concern should be keeping them safe. Firearms serve various purposes depending on the nature of your job or your status in the society. While guns are mostly owned by law enforcement agents and hunters, some men and women may also decide to own one for their personal safety. No matter what are your reasons for owning, you have to be very careful especially with children at home; that’s why you are advised to have a concealment device where firearms can be kept away from unauthorized persons. There are several products in the market today ranging from tightly secured safes, to diversion safes, and concealment benches. You can make a choice based on your preference and what you feel suits your home best.
Traditional safes employ up to 2 security verification levels, and in some cases 3. They could be designed to fit into walls, shelves, drawers, furniture, cars, briefcases, etc.
Diversion safes on the other hand have almost zero level of security but are designed in such a way that they blend with certain items in your home making them almost impossible to single out. Popular examples of diversion safes for storing guns include clocks, books such as text and bibles, hanging closet, etc.
Similar to diversion safes, concealment benches are also used to store guns; however they are better because they can store a very good amount of firearms. Furthermore, they come in various sizes and designs giving you a variety of options to choose from. Large gun safe benches are capable of storing several pistols and long rifles, while acting either as your bench or center table. To everyone that comes into your home, it’s a center of attraction; a beautiful piece of furniture that makes your sitting room complete – unknown to them, arms and ammunitions are hidden within.
Choosing a Gun Concealment Bench over a Traditional Safe
Just like earlier stated, it is completely left to you to decide whether you’ll prefer a safe, or a concealment device; however, below are some quick comparisons between both.
Safes are either designed with key lock, biometrics, passcode, or a combination of the three to form an extremely secured equipment. Burglars often give up trying to penetrate them unless they are highly skilled in unlocking safes. If on the other hand your safe is not of the highest security grade, the burglar might be lucky to unlock it or force it open thereby gaining access to your weapons and other valuables. If you had a gun concealment bench instead, the burglar will simply have no idea where to search. He’ll most likely turn your bedroom upside down only to find nothing, meanwhile your firearms and other personal items are secretly lying in your wood gun concealment bench.
Size and Space
Gun safe benches are of various sizes and capable of storing a good amount of firearms. Just like traditional safes have variety of size for different length of your guns, you also have small gun concealment benches for pistols, and large ones for storing multiple rifles. In addition they often have drawers where valuables such as cash and jewelries can be stored.
Safes are designed with metals to be tough and rigid in order to stop burglars from forcing their way in; however, gun concealment benches on the other hand are designed with wood and made to be attractive. Although it houses valuables, it is not designed to repel forced entry but to keep preying eyes from suspecting what lies within. As long as the design doesn’t arouse suspicion, everything in it should remain secured.
Equipment made from metal are usually known to be durable because metals are naturally strong but with multiple forced attempts into your safe, the locks could grow weak. Concealment benches although made from wood, will most likely not experience forced entry and therefore won’t grow weak. The woods used in manufacturing the benches are of extremely high quality therefore you can expect it to have a very long lifetime too. One major enemy of wood and even metals too is moisture; so you can purchase a dehumidifier and place it in the compartment in order to keep the air within dry at all times. It’ll prolong the life of your bench as well as the life of the metals in it.
502 Storage Bench by American Furniture Classics
Entryway by American Furniture ClassicsThe Entryway Gun Concealment Bench appears quite different from others in the sense that it is designed to look like a garden bench. It is capable of storing five rifles, several handguns, accessories, and valuables. Its double-opening design could quite easily fool unsuspecting persons to thinking that there’s nothing beyond the first door. The first opening is quite flat and should be able to store only sport wears and other similar accessories while the second opening reveals the hidden compartment. With each long gun placed in its various holders, you’ll still find ample space where other items can comfortably be laid. Your handgun and valuables can be placed in a storage tray provided and can easily be retrieved when needed. Placing a concealment bench as this in your waiting room will definitely fool criminals as it’s the last place they’ll expect to find your valuables.
Cowhide Entryway by American Furniture ClassicsThe Cowhide Gun Concealment Bench is an attractive piece of furniture capable of housing up to five long guns. The top is designed with soft fabric which has two major functions. It forms a cushion for people sitting on it and also improves the concealment of the whole unit. On lifting the cushion which is attached to the door of the bench, you’ll find another door which leads to the main gun storage compartment. While the rifles can be comfortably placed in its holders, handguns and other accessories can easily be placed in a tray which is positioned by the right side of the compartment. The bench is attractive enough to be placed in your study or in your waiting room.
With several ways to store your firearms and valuables, it is left up to you to decide which one fits best in your home. But in doing so, a lot of factors need to be put into consideration. Often times we feel a tightly secured safe is the ultimate but you never can tell how skillful the burglar might be. What if he’s able to break into the safe and get away with your valuables? On the other hand, concealment devices do not give a burglar a chance to even attempt stealing and once he can’t find a safe, he’ll assume the best he can steal will be a few cash. Also do not forget the price of such furniture is just a fraction of what you would pay for a traditional safe.